University of Minnesota gets $20 million for sustainable polymer center

August 21, 2014 |

In Minnesota, the University of Minnesota’s Center for Sustainable Polymers recently announced it has been awarded a $20 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation focused on discoveries of the next generation of biobased plastics. The Center for Sustainable Polymers will be one of only eight NSF Centers for Chemical Innovation in the entire nation.

The Phase II Center for Chemical Innovation program represents one of the most significant investments by the NSF’s Division of Chemistry. The Center for Sustainable Polymers draws together top researchers from the University of Minnesota, Cornell University, and the University of California, Berkeley, along with more than 30 companies from across the nation.


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